Explore What’s New in Provincetown: Summer 2022

Provincetown is teeming with new ideas, businesses, events, people, and directions. In the downward curve of the pandemic we’re excited about the promise of a blowout summer ahead! With so many new things in town – including the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum’s Incline Elevator – there’s much to experience this season.

Feet Over Front Street 5k Run & Walk / Sunday, June 5 & Sunday, August 14

Whether you are competing for time or walking for community, share some self-love in the form of fresh air, and exercise in step with your LGBTQ+ family. Feet Over Front Street will stretch the entirety of Commercial Street—originally hailed as ‘Front Street’—giving you a start-to-finish, rainbow-railroad takeover of the main drag of the country’s premier queer travel destination. Your fur babies are welcome to join in the fun, too!

The Return of the Carnival Parade / Thursday, August 18

The PBG first presented the Carnival parade when the organization formed in 1978 as a way of highlighting the LGBTQ+ community’s relationship to Provincetown. Now in its 44th year, the parade is BACK for the first time in three years. She may not be brand new, but oh, how we have missed her!

Ptown’s Queer Arts Scene

Our creative enclave at the edge of the world is constantly evolving and working to better highlight new, queer artists and introduce them to Provincetown. In addition to checking out fine arts staples such as the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown Commons, or our famed Provincetown Gallery Stroll, there is a slew of new, art-based events springing up, including the ArtProvincetown Festival, DriftWood, Art Gaysel, and the Washashore Festival.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In the spirit of recent cultural wake-up calls many in Provincetown recognize that, although this space is considered a queer-topia for some, there is much work to do in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion—as well as accessibility. While racial equity work has been the mission of groups such as Racial Justice Provincetown for decades, last year locals voted in the creation of an office of DE&I for the Town. Many businesses and groups, including the PBG, are working to be sure Ptown is striving toward broader representation and strengthening its community through the diversity of its visitors and locals.

Townie Turnover

The changeovers in ownership and management at many Provincetown institutions means there are brand new Ptown experiences coming down the line for visitors. The Crown & Anchor, Brass Key and Shipwreck Lounge, Crowne Pointe, Governor Bradford, Lands End Inn, and Red Room all have been making changes, from small to large-scale. Be on the lookout for what is to come!

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